Cool Zoo Headlines Repticon in Grapevine, Aug. 21-22

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Cool Zoo, an interactive and educational wildlife travel exhibit, featuring hands-on encounters with exotic animals, will be headlining this weekend’s Repticon exhibition. The event will take place this weekend (Aug. 21 – 22) at the Grapevine Convention Center.

What is Cool Zoo?

Cool Zoo is a family-owned-and-operated traveling wildlife encounter experience with the mission of curating hands-on conservation, education, recreation and research for all to enjoy. Cool Zoo appears at hundreds of events annually to include fairs, festivals, conventions, carnivals, museums, schools, sporting events, state parks and corporate events and offers a multitude of experiences ranging from: hermit crab adoptions, crab races, butterfly encounters, exotic bird shows, giant tortoise encounters, sloth encounters and gem mining.

Exhibit details

Cool Zoo will present one-of-a-kind, animal experiences for pet lovers and exotic hobbyists alike. Headlining the exhibit is Cool Zoo’s signature attraction, The Hermit Crab Adoption Center by Mister Crabs.  The educational experience is free for all Repticon attendees and includes the opportunity to observe and touch rare and famous hermit crabs from around the globe. Cool Zoo is proud to offer the world’s largest hermit crab sanctuary and through their efforts have rescued thousands of crabs from death. Guests will have the option to adopt rescued hermit crabs as well as purchase travel companion kits, shells, hermit crab food and accessories.


Tickets are sold online here and cost $10 for adults, $5 for children from ages 5-12, and children under age 4 are admitted free.


Saturday, Aug. 21 (9am – 4pm) and Sunday, Aug. 22 (10am – 4pm)


Grapevine Convention Center: 1209 S Main St, Grapevine, TX 76051


For more information please visit the event website.


(Disclaimer: We were provided with media passes, and all opinions are our own.)